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  • Brendon McCullum joins Birmingham Bears T20 Blast squad 19 hours 39 minutes ago

    London: Birmingham Bears have pulled off a major coup by signing New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum to help retain their NatWest T20 Blast title. McCullum, whose runs as opening batsman helped the Black Caps reach the Cricket World Cup Final, has agreed to a seven-match deal with the Bears. The 33-year-old, recognised...
  • 10 things which made the Amazon India Fashion Week finale the most memorable event in the history of Indian fashion 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The capital turned into a fashion Mecca with 25 coveted Indian designers putting forward the most magnificent show in the history of Indian fashion. India Fashion Week, in its 25th edition, did something that might not happen again in the near future. It managed to bring together...
  • Steven Smith burnishes captaincy credentials with final flourish 2 days ago

    Steve Smith's pull to the Melbourne Cricket Ground fence to bring up the winning runs for Australia on Sunday was a fitting ending for a player who was instrumental in his team's campaign for a fifth World Cup triumph. Smith, heir apparent to captain Michael Clarke, shared a poignant 112-run stand...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia thrash New Zealand to become champions 2 days ago

    Clarke hit 74 in his last ODI to lead Australia to their fifth World Cup title with a seven-wicket win over New Zealand in a disappointing final on Sunday. ...
  • Brendon McCullum proud of New Zealand despite losing World Cup final 2 days ago

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said he had no regrets after his team were beaten by Australia in the World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Despite being bowled for a duck in the first over of the day then seeing his team beaten by seven wickets, a...
  • Twitter goes gaga over Australia's fifth World Cup triumph 2 days ago

    Michael Clarke bid adieu to one-day internationals with a sublime half century and another World Cup title, leading Australia to a seven-wicket victory over first-time finalist New Zealand on Sunday in front of a crowd of 93,013 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Clarke (74) and Steve Smith (56 not out), the...
  • Fairytale farewell for Michael Clarke as Australia win their fifth World Cup crown 3 days ago

    Mitchell Johnson, James Faulkner pulled a rabbit out of the hat in the final as they reserved the best for the most important match of the tournament by returning with figures of 3 for 30 and 3 for 36 to restrict New Zealand to a score of 183. The best chance...
  • N Srinivasan to give away World Cup trophy, Kamal sidelined: reports 3 days ago

    International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman N Srinivasan may breach the global body's constitution on Sunday as reports suggest that he has decided to give away the World Cup trophy to the winning captain. According to the rules of ICC, the president Mustafa Kamal should do the honours, but unhappy with the...
  • Australia or New Zealand - Who will win World Cup final? 3 days ago

    CNN-IBN panel of experts discusses the World Cup final match between Australia and New Zealand at the MCG. ...
  • World Cup Final: Aussie fans take on Kiwi fans ahead of final 3 days ago

    Australia and New Zealand fans were seen supporting their respective teams ahead of the big World Cup final at Melbourne Cricket Ground. ...
  • World Cup Final: Batman, Superman show their support to Australia 3 days ago

    CricketNext deputy editor caught up with fans who were dressed as Batman and Superman and were at MCG showing their support to Australia. ...
  • Exclusive: Fans pour in at the MCG for World Cup final 3 days ago

    A huge number of fans started pouring into the Melbourne Cricket Ground hours ahead of the summit clash as Australia take on New Zealand for the World Cup trophy on Sunday. On Sunday morning, fans started pouring in at huge number at the MCG arena to show their support to...
  • As it happened: Australia vs New Zealand, ICC World Cup 2015 Final 3 days ago

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) After two of months of grueling cricket, we have got our two finalists; Australia and New Zealand as they battle it out for the coveted trophy at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australia have had a brilliant tournament so far with all their...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Time for the world to get a new champion 3 days ago

    (Legendary New Zealand allrounder Chris Harris, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) Being a Kiwi, it's a fantastic thing for New Zealand to reach the final. I sort...
  • World Cup: Australia lead the table by a huge margin, but New Zealand no pushover 3 days ago

    As the clash of the titans is starting to buzz in Melbourne where the trans-Tasman rivals face off in the World Cup final, CricketNext team takes a trip down memory lane to re-ignite the grueling rivalry between Australia and New Zealand by looking at how both the teams fared while...
  • Yes, New Zealand can win the World Cup 4 days ago

    Can New Zealand win on Sunday, and will they? They seem to be the only two questions anyone is asking right now, from the tip of the North Island to the foot of the South Island. Yes, Brendon McCullum's men can win, but as to whether they will, that is...
  • McCullum's letter to Indian fans: Come and support us in World Cup final 4 days ago

    Earlier this week, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum had written a letter to bosses across New Zealand, asking them to let employees have an off day so that they could support the Black Caps during their World Cup semifinal against South Africa at Eden Park, Auckland. New Zealand eventually won...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Disappointed Indian fan sells tickets ahead of final 5 days ago

    CricketNext deputy editor caught up with and an Indian fan who has sold his ticket because India failed to reach the finals but on the other hand there was another fan who is looking forward to the game. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Deserving teams have reached the final, says Aussie fan 5 days ago

    CricketNext deputy editor caught up with an Aussie fan outside the MCG, who feels that MCG effect might come to play and NZ can have a problem in the finals. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Deserted MCG box office ahead of Australia, New Zealand final 5 days ago

    Melbourne Cricket Ground had a deserted look two days ahead of the most important game of this World Cup. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Facts about Australia vs New Zealand final 5 days ago

    When Australia meets New Zealand in Sunday's final of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Melbourne, it will be co-host vs co-host. New Zealand will be looking to win their first ever World Cup and on the other hand Australia will be hoping to make it five. New Zealand have...
  • World Cup Semi-final: Ram Gopal Varma 'sooooo happyyy' about India's defeat, admits he hates cricket 5 days ago

    There are many who are disappointed with India's performance in the World Cup semifinal match today. But filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who has often got into trouble for his controversial tweets, has publicly stated his hatred for cricket. Australia comprehensively overwhelmed India to oust the defending champions and enter the...
  • World Cup: CRPF personnel cheer for India in Srinagar 6 days ago

    CRPF personnel in Srinagar show their support for Team India in the semi-final against Australia. ...
  • Team India's families confident of win against Australia 6 days ago

    Mohammad Shami father said that the boys will do the job against Australia in the semis and will make it to the finals. ...
  • Google paints Australia and India head-to-head in the latest Cricket World Cup semi-finals doodle 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Google's latest Cricket World Cup doodle paints the Australia and India team who are pitched against each other for the semi-final scheduled today at 9 am IST. India and Australia are all set to re-visit their old rivalry at the Sydney Cricket Ground as one of them will go...
  • Cartoon of the day: India vs Australia World Cup Semi-finals 6 days ago

    As defending champion India faces four-time champion Australia in ICC world cup semi-finals, here is what cartoonist Neelabh has to show. ...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: India's road to the semi-finals 1 week ago

    Undoubtedly, India have played like World Champions. After a dismal show in the Test series against Australia and the ODI tri-series, no one expected India will turn the tables like they have and that too on the biggest stage of all - the ICC World Cup. Players, who raised many...